Today, at Nokia World, Nokia's annual event for customers, partners and developers, the company demonstrated its first smartphone in its Windows Phone-based Nokia Lumia range, the Nokia Lumia 800. Running Windows Phone 7.5, the Lumia 800 is powered by a 1.4 GHz Qualcomm MSM8255 single core CPU and supports quadband GSM/GPRS/EDGE, quadband UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA at 850/900/1900/2100 MHz as well as WiFi b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1, aGPS and comes with all the Windows Phone-typical sensors. The WVGA AMOLED ClearBlack curved glass touchscreen measures 3.7" and integrates seamlessly into to unibody design of the device.
The 8 megapixel autofocus Carl Zeiss camera comes with a supporting flash LED and allows to record 720p HD videos up to 30 fps. Including the 1450 mAh battery, the 800 measures 116.5 x 61.2 x 12.1 mm and weights 142 g. It comes with 512 MB RAM and 16 GB flash storage. The stunningly social Nokia Lumia 800 features head-turning design, vivid colors (cyan, magenta and black) and the best social and Internet performance, with one-touch social network access, easy grouping of contacts, integrated communication threads and Internet Explorer 9.
The Nokia Lumia 800 contains an instant-share camera experience based on leading Carl Zeiss optics, HD video playback, 16 GB of internal user memory and 25 GB of free SkyDrive storage for storing images and music. It includes signature Nokia experiences optimized for Windows Phone, including Nokia Drive, which delivers a full-fledged personal navigation device (PND) with free, turn-by-turn navigation and dedicated in-car-user-interface; and Nokia Music introducing MixRadio, a free, global, mobile music-streaming application that delivers hundreds of channels of locally-relevant music. In an update delivered later this year, Nokia Lumia users will also gain the ability to create personalized channels from a global catalogue of millions of tracks. Also integrated in Nokia Music is Gigfinder, providing the ability to search for live local music for a complete end-to-end music experience, as well as the ability to share discoveries on social networks and buy concert tickets also coming in the Nokia Music software update delivered later this year.
The estimated retail price for the Nokia Lumia 800 will be approximately 420 Euro, excluding taxes and subsidies. It's expected to come to selected European countries including the UK, France, Italy, Netherlands, Spain and Germany in early Novemeber.
Cheers ~ Arne